Sports - Football
  • Who succeeds Messi and Ronaldo?
    10 june 2018 13:11:14
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - For the past 10 years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have shared the title of "The Best FIFA Men's Player" between them with five wins apiece, and show no signs of slowing down. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: FIFA.com digs up 'serial final scorers' in WC tournaments
    10 june 2018 12:42:53
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - With the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia just 4 days away, the website of world football governing body, FIFA.com, has continued to dig up interesting statistics from the history of the tournament. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: 'A World Cup of firsts for fight against discrimination, promotion of diversity'
    10 june 2018 12:24:37
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - In recent years, world football governing body, FIFA, has been implementing a series of concrete measures aimed at fighting all forms of discrimination and promoting diversity in football. Full text...

  • All Ghana football officials involved in rot uncovered in video to step aside
    10 june 2018 10:27:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has ordered all its officials shown to have allegedly committed various acts of misconduct as revealed in a video documentary by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to step aside from their positions and steer away from all football related activities with immediate effect. Full text...

  • 2018 AWCON qualifiers: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea qualify for Ghana 2018
    10 june 2018 07:01:46
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea on Saturday qualified for the 2018 CAF African Women's Nations Cup (AWCON), following their victories in the second-leg, final qualifiers and therefore on aggregate. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Zimbabwe beat Zambia to retain title
    10 june 2018 06:55:37
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Zimbabwe on Saturday edged Zambia 4-2 in extra time to retain the southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • Ghana football chief resigns
    08 june 2018 19:01:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The embattled president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, has resigned. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF AWCON qualifiers: 2nd-leg, final-round fixtures
    08 june 2018 16:04:21
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are all the fixtures for the second-leg, final qualifiers of the 2018 CAF African Women's Nations Cup (AWCON), to be played across Africa on the 9, 10 and 11 June. Full text...

  • FIFA bans Ghana football chief over alleged corruption
    08 june 2018 15:55:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Football's governing body, FIFA, has provisionally banned the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, from all football-related activities for 90 days, the local media reported on Friday. Full text...

  • 2018 World Cup: Nigeria team preview (By Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    08 june 2018 10:38:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be making their sixth World Cup appearance in Russia when they file out on 16 June against Croatia in a Group D match. Full text...

  • Gov't dissolves Ghana Football Association after video exposes rot in football administration
    07 june 2018 20:53:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The government of Ghana announced on Thursday that it has decided to take immediate steps to have the Ghana Football Association (GFA) dissolved. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Infantino looking forward to 'the most beautiful spectacle'
    07 june 2018 11:48:06
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - With just one week to go until the kick-off of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Opening Match, when hosts Russia will face Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, world football chief says he is looking forward to the tournament . Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Zimbabwe and Zambia reach final
    07 june 2018 03:30:24
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Zimbabwe and Zambia reached the final of the 2018 southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, being played in South Africa, after winning their respective semi-final matches played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Iran is first team to arrive for tournament
    06 june 2018 04:26:03
    Moscow, Russia (PANA) - Nine days ahead of the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Islamic Republic of Iran became the first team to arrive in Russia as they touched down on Tuesday at 20:26 local time at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: FIFA highlights interesting statistics on 2018 tournament
    05 june 2018 10:12:53
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Two hundred (200) of the 736 players summoned to Russia have been to the FIFA World Cup before, world football governing body FIFA reported on its website on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Full teams of Tunisia and Senegal
    05 june 2018 09:48:31
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The following are the Senegalese and Tunisian squads for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament that kicks off in Russia on 14 June. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Egypt coach released final squad
    04 june 2018 20:30:26
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt's national football coach Hector Cuper on Monday released the final squad of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament which opens in Russia on 14 June. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Morocco coach names squad
    04 june 2018 12:39:48
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The coach of the Moroccan national football team, Hervé Renard, on Monday released the names of 23 players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which kicks off on 14 June. Full text...

  • Coton Sports still lead in Cameroonian football league
    04 june 2018 09:55:06
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Coton Sport de Garoua are still leading the Cameroonian football league at the end of Day 23 despite not being in action at the weekend. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Madagascar, Zimbabwe reach semi finals
    03 june 2018 18:30:37
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Madagascar and Zimbabwe on Sunday reached the semi-finals of the 2018 southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, being played in South Africa, after winning their respective quarter-final matches. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Coach Gernot Rohr names Super Eagles final World Cup squad
    03 june 2018 14:21:37
    London, UK (PANA) - Gernot Rohr, the coach of Nigeria's senior national football team, on Sunday named his final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Lesotho, Zambia reach semi finals
    02 june 2018 18:39:00
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Lesotho and Zambia on Saturday reached the semi-finals of the ongoing 2018 southern Africa football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa, after defeating Swaziland and Namibia respectively in their quarter-final matches. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: England beat Nigeria 2-1 in pre-tournament friendly
    02 june 2018 18:27:59
    London, England (PANA) - England on Saturday beat Nigeria 2-1 in their pre-2018 FIFA World cup friendly match played at Wembley Stadium in London. Full text...

  • 2018 FIFA WC: Nigeria face England in penultimate pre-WC friendly
    02 june 2018 11:09:22
    London, England (PANA) - Nigeria, one of Africa's five Full text...

  • 2026 FIFA WC: Morocco's bid passes crucial test
    02 june 2018 08:41:47
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup has passed a crucial test after the world football governing body's Bid Evaluation Task Force said it had "achieved the required score" and will be submitted to the FIFA Council for determination of who hosts the tournament. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Botswana thrash Mauritius 6-0 to reach quarter-final
    01 june 2018 21:04:57
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Botswana on Friday qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2018 southern Africa championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa, after thrashing Mauritius 6-0 in the final Group B match. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Quarter-final fixtures released
    01 june 2018 04:00:40
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - With Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Zimbabwe drawing bye into the quarter-finals and Madagascar reaching that level, here are the fixtures in that round. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Madagascar qualify for quarter-finals
    01 june 2018 03:55:47
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Madagascar on Thursday qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2018 southern Africa championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 2, Group B matches
    31 may 2018 06:08:34
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Day 2, Group B matches played on Wednesday in the 2018 southern African championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • Harambee Stars jet out ahead of 2018 Intercontinental Cup in India
    30 may 2018 13:16:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Fifteen members of the Kenyan national football team, Harambee Stars, left here on Wednesday to engage in two friendly matches, ahead of the 2018 Hero Intercontinental Cup, with six more players set to travel on Thursday. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 2, Group A matches
    30 may 2018 05:29:07
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Day 2, Group A matches played on Tuesday in the 2018 southern African championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • Real Madrid Football Academy takes off in Nigeria
    29 may 2018 10:13:36
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, on Monday performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's Rivers State. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 2, Group A matches on Tuesday
    29 may 2018 06:34:47
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are Group A, Day 2 fixtures at the 2018 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Tuesday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Day 1, Group B matches
    28 may 2018 19:36:51
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Group B, Day 1 matches at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Monday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • Coton Sport strengthens lead in Cameroonian football league
    28 may 2018 11:04:14
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Coton Sport has maintained its lead in the Cameroonian football championship MTN Elite One, thanks to its 1-0 win against AS Fortuna in Day 21 matches played on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 1, Group B matches scheduled for Monday
    28 may 2018 02:30:15
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are Group B, Day 1 fixtures at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Monday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Results from Group A, Day 1 matches
    27 may 2018 17:36:40
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Below are results from Group A, Day 1 matches at the 2018 southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, on Sunday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup: Day 1 matches take place on Sunday
    27 may 2018 04:49:29
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Two-time runners up Mozambique, take on Madagascar in Group A as this year’s southern African football championship, known as the COSAFA Cup, begins on Sunday in Polokwane, South Africa. Full text...

  • 2018 COSAFA Cup kicks off on Sunday
    25 may 2018 13:34:28
    Polokwane, South Africa (PANA) - Fourteen nations in Southern Africa converge on Polokwane in the north of South Africa for the next fortnight for this year’s southern African championship, known as the COSAFA Cup. Full text...

  • Police arrest Ghana football association chief
    23 may 2018 14:39:37
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Police on Wednesday arrested the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, for alleged acts of bribery and influence peddling shortly after he arrived back home from Morocco, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Ghana Police investigate Football Association chief
    23 may 2018 11:38:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has begun investigation of Mr Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), for alleged offences including corruption. Full text...

  • Simba crowned Tanzania champions
    23 may 2018 11:00:24
    Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Simba were crowned Tanzania National League champions for the 2017/2018 season on Saturday despite losing their unbeaten run after a 1-0 loss to Kagera Sugar in the penultimate match of the season. Full text...

  • Generation Foot claim 2nd Senegal FA Cup
    23 may 2018 10:58:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Generation Foot FC were crowned champions of the Coupe du Senegal (Senegal FA Cup) for the second time after beating second-tier side, Renaissance de Dakar, 2-0 in the final on Sunday in Dakar. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions League: Horoya draw 2-2 with Mamelodi Sundowns in rescheduled match
    23 may 2018 05:22:28
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Hosts Horoya of Guinea on Tuesday drew 2-2 with Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in a rescheduled Group C, Day 2 match in the 2018 CAF Champions League. Full text...

  • Kenya gears up for Swaziland, Equatorial Guinea friendlies
    22 may 2018 15:12:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata and teammate, Humphrey Mieno, are among 16 players who have reported to camp ahead of the upcoming international friendly matches. Full text...

  • 2018 CAF Champions League: Horoya host Mamelodi Sundowns in rescheduled match
    22 may 2018 05:21:29
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Horoya of Guinea will on Tuesday host Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in a rescheduled Group C, Day 2 match in the 2018 CAF Champions League. Full text...

  • 2019 U-20 AFCON qualifiers: Fixtures for final round matches
    21 may 2018 09:54:15
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The following are the fixtures for the final round matches of 2019 Under-20 AFCON qualifiers after the weekend's second round matches. Full text...

  • 2019 U-20 AFCON qualifiers: 12 teams now through to 3rd round
    21 may 2018 04:13:48
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Below are the 12 teams which have qualified for the third round of the 2019 Under-20 AFCON qualifiers, after their second-round, second-leg matches at the weekend. Full text...

  • Free State secure 2019 Confed Cup spot after Nedbank triumph
    20 may 2018 16:39:15
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Free State Stars will join Kaizer Chiefs as the two South African clubs to compete in the CAF Confederation Cup next season after a hard fought 1-0 victory over Maritzburg United, thanks to a solitary strike from Goodman Dlamini in the final of the Nedbank Cup played at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening. Full text...

  • African Stars win Namibia FA Cup
    20 may 2018 16:28:32
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - African Stars FC edged University of Namibia (UNAM) 1-0 to win the Debmarine Namibia Cup final at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday. Full text...

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